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January 11, 2019 - Orlando Apollos Daily Update

January 11, 2019 - Alliance of American Football (AAF) - Orlando Apollos News Release


It was a cold and rainy morning practice for The Apollos on Friday, the first real inclement weather day of training camp. The Apollos' afternoon walkthrough was canceled due to the weather.

NATURAL COMPETITION: Head coach Steve Spurrier said after practice that he isn't worried whether one side of the ball is ahead of the other, just that they both are improving and learning every day. Along with that effort comes a natural competitiveness at practice: "We don't play against each other, we just practice against each other, but we compete against each other also. We have good competition out here every day."

FREAK SHOW: Linebacker Reggie Northrup II has a nickname for The Apollos defense, which contains a mix of players from the state of Florida and a few outsiders. "F.L.A. - freaks and large athletes." The Apollos defense has been flying early in camp, and Northrup said the chemistry is "definitely building up."

LEAGUE OF OPPORTUNITY: The Alliance of American Football is providing another avenue for players to show their football ability at the highest level. Players from smaller schools, such as Fordham's Kevin Anderson, are embracing the opportunity. Anderson said, "It's so fun. I'm a guy from a small school, so playing with all these guys that got big offers in high school, went to big schools, it's a blast. The camaraderie, everything about it is a great time."

After practice, The Apollos content team caught up with head coach Steve Spurrier, linebacker Reggie Northrup II and quarterback Kevin Anderson. B-roll, interviews, images and quote sheets (Training Camp Media Availability tab) from Apollos training camp are available on the Apollos media website.

The Apollos are allocated players who went to college in the state of Florida - for a complete breakdown of the roster, check the Training Camp Report tab on the Apollos media website.

The Orlando Apollos team headquarters while in training camp in San Antonio is the University of the Incarnate Word - all practices are open to the public.

A member of The Alliance of American Football, The Orlando Apollos are led by an experienced professional coaching, playing and front office staff featuring head coach Steve Spurrier, team president Mike Waddell and general manager Tim Ruskell.

The Apollos compete in The Alliance of American Football with The Atlanta Legends, Birmingham Iron, Memphis Express, Arizona Hotshots, Salt Lake Stallions, San Antonio Commanders and San Diego Fleet. The name Orlando Apollos is inspired by Apollo, Greek god of the sun, who is often depicted as an archer. The Apollos' colors are derived from two shades of orange which are reflective of the warm Florida sunshine that is common to Orlando and central Florida, and the color navy also pays respect to the Apollo Space mission and the entire Florida Space Coast. The Apollos' arrow points east toward Florida.

Orlando Apollos' home games will be played at Spectrum Stadium. Fans can purchase season tickets for as low as $75 at or by calling 833-AAF-2019. For more information on The Apollos, visit the team's website and be sure to follow The Apollos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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